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Argument leads to fatal shooting at Alabama bowling alley; 1 killed, 6 injured

1 killed, 6 injured in Montgomery bowling alley shooting
1 killed, 6 injured in Montgomery bowling alley shooting
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 1:34 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA/Gray News) – Several people were shot at a bowling alley in Alabama early Sunday morning.

According to WSFA, one person was killed and six were injured in the shooting at Bama Lanes around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Police said an argument inside the bowling alley turned physical, leading to the shooting.

An officer with the Montgomery Police Department was working at the bowling alley in an off-duty capacity and called for backup.

The officer and other patrons rendered first aid to those injured within seconds of the shooting.

“We appreciate the community coming forward with assisting in the identification of the offender and rendering first aid – ordinary people acting in an extraordinary way,” said Interim Police Chief Ramona Harris.

Jeffrey Reed, 21, of Montgomery, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said two people were taken to the hospital with life-threatening wounds, and four others were being treated for non-life-threating injuries sustained in the shooting.

Court documents indicate the victims suffered various injuries including:

  • A male was shot in both thighs
  • A male was shot in the left leg
  • A male was shot in the right arm and right abdomen
  • A male was shot in the left shoulder and right thigh
  • A female had a bullet graze wound to the head
  • A male was shot in the lower back

According to officials, four of the victims were considered “innocent bystanders.”

“This was an isolated shooting incident resulting in multiple people being injured and one person being killed due to reckless behavior with a firearm,” Harris said.

The police captain emphasized this was not considered a mass shooting.

Troy Johnson, 23, of Montgomery, was charged with murder and six counts of assault in connection to the incident. He posted bond and was released from jail less than 24 hours after the shooting.

Bama Lanes Montgomery was not able to comment as this is an ongoing investigation.

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